Question: What is a French Canadian Indian?

French Canadian/Indian people (also called métis) from Canada became the vanguard of non-native settlement in the Northwest. French was their common language and most had Iroquois, Ojibway (or other middle and eastern Native Canadian) wives or mothers.

What race is French Canadian?

French Canadians (also referred to as Canadiens; French: Canadiens français, pronounced [kanadjɛ̃ fʁɑ̃sɛ]; feminine form: Canadiennes françaises, pronounced [kanadjɛn fʁɑ̃sɛz]), are an ethnic group who trace their ancestry to French colonists who settled in Canada beginning in the 17th century.

What do you call a Canadian Indian?

The Canadian Constitution recognizes three groups of Aboriginal peoples: Indians (more commonly referred to as First Nations), Inuit and Métis.

Is French Canadian the same as Canadian?

French is the official language of the Canadian province of Québec, as well as being one of Canadas two official languages, the other being English, and inevitably some English terms or direct translations will slip into Canadian French.

Is it OK to use the word native?

American Indian, Indian, Native American, or Native are acceptable and often used interchangeably in the United States; however, Native Peoples often have individual preferences on how they would like to be addressed. To find out which term is best, ask the person or group which term they prefer.

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